Excursions in St Petersburg
The Hermitage, along with the Louvre in Paris, the National Gallery and the British Museum in London and the Metropolitan in New York, is considered one of the largest museums in the world. It has about three million samples. The museum includes six sections: European art, ancient art, primitive culture, culture and art of the East, Russian cultural history and numismatics.
The exhibition displays the history of the cathedral building, important monument of classical architecture (author: O. Montferrand). The interiors of the temple are decorated with unique works of painting, sculpture and mosaic created by the best masters of the nineteenth century.
The palace of Emperor Paul I located on the outskirts of St. Petersburg was built in the late 18th - early 19th century on the bank of Slavianka River. The construction of this splendid complex lasted over 50 years. During their trips to Europe the palace owners acquired paintings, furniture, Greek statues and other works of art. The museum displays a collection of Russian portrait painting and graphics.
Peterhof is the former royal summer residence, located about twenty km of St. Petersburg, overlooking the Gulf of Finland. Peterhof is often called Russian Versailles. The world famous palace ensemble with park and fountains being the real gem of Saint Petersburg's pearl necklace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A visit to the town of Pushin named in honour of the Russian poet, 30 km south of St. Petersburg. A visit to the Pavlovsk park that is one of the most beautifully restored palaces in Russia. The 1500-acre park is one of the largest landscaped parks in Europe and is decorated with sculptures and elements of landscape architecture. A lunch in a traditional Russian restaurant follows.
The Museum of Russian Art, along with Moscow's Tretyakov Gallery, is the largest collection of national culture. Its collections have nearly 350 000 samples that reflect the rich history of Russian art, from ancient times until today. The museum has one of the best collections of prints and drawings by Russian artists, as well as the largest sculpture collection of the country.
During this guided city tour by car/bus over the city centre of St. Petersburg tourists will get a good overview of history, architecture and main places of interest of the city. The excursion also includes the visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress which is the first construction of the city and occupies the central position in the architectural ensemble of St. Petersburg.
Explore the city on foot during this St Petersburg tour. Stroll along romantic canals in this Venice of the North. See notable sights such as the Hermitage Museum, St Isaacs Cathedral, and the Church of The Savior on Spilled Blood. Also visit the Peter and Paul Fortress.
The Alexander Nevsky Monastery was founded at the place where according to legend; this Great Russian prince achieved one of the most glorious victories over the Swedes and stopped the Swedish invasion to the territory of Russia in the 13th century. Russia's most famous people were buried in the monastery, such as members of the royal family, warriors, composers and writers. Also the Lavra boasts a collection of objects of religious worship: ancient manuscripts, crucifixes, incorrupt bodies of s
The Peter and Paul Fortress was the first construction of the city and it occupies the central position in the architectural ensemble of St. Petersburg. Built as a military fort the fortress never participated in any military action and soon came to be used as a prison for opponents of the tsars regime. Later the Peter and Paul Cathedral located on the Fortress territory became the burial place of Russian tsars and on the summer of 1998 there was buried the last Russian Imperator Nicolas II and
Visit the streets and avenues of one of the most beautiful cities in the world. You will walk through Nevsky Avenue with the impressive cathedral of the Virgin of Kazan, go down to the viewpoint on the island of St. Basil to see the Palace Square where the famous Hermitage is located, the fortress of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Admiralship, Saint Issac Square with its majestic cathedral and the Senate Square with a bronze equestrian figure of Peter the Great.
With this church the Emperor Alexander III wanted to immortalize the memory of his father, Alexander II, killed in a terrorist attack in 1881. The construction of the church, with multiple domes, richly decorated facades and interior, lasted over twenty years and St. Basilio Cathedral (Moscow) served as a prototype for it.
The town of Pushkin named in honour of the Russian poet, is 30 kilometres south of St. Petersburg. One of the Imperial residences built during the reigns of 5 tsars. It is the site of the Catherine's Palace, named for Peter the Great wife, Catherine I. Catherine Palace with its Grand Hall, Amber Room, Picture Hall is a real Baroque masterpiece created by Rastrelly. The architecture of the palaces blends harmoniously into the surrounding landscaped parks and gardens. The Catherine Park is punctua
Unveil the majesties of St. Petersburg through the Wonderland of Oz, tucked into one of the local yards of a monument to Russian submarines. On this St Petersburg tour, you will learn the secrets of the Soviet metro while savouring traditional Russian honey beer in one of the most unique Russian Air Force bars. Along the way, marvel in the stories of Rasputin and Lenin while delighting in the beautiful art nouveau architecture along with way.